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GROWING INVESTOR INTEREST
05th February 2005
Cheer up: 2005 will be a better year than 2004 for the real estate industry – at least according to housing developers who responded to the Malaysian Institute of Economic Research (MIER)’s fourth quarter 2004 industry poll.

INVEST INTELLIGENTLY
12th February 2005
Stop for a moment and take a look at the Investment Clock (see Chart). The hand on the clock is now reaching an almost northwest position after having moved out of the depth of the recession in 1999.

IN HARMONY WITH THE ENVIRONMENT
19th February 2005
If only the high-rises in Kuala Lumpur had “energy centres” like the one installed in Roppongi Hills in Tokyo, Japan, office workers, hotel guests, and condominium dwellers wouldn’t find themselves stuck in lifts or having to use the stairwells when the power outage occurred on January 13th this year.

IT PAYS TO BE GREEN
26th February 2005
In a world of finite resources, environmental and economic concerns are mounting as people become increasingly aware of their living environment. Throughout the globe, fingers are pointing at buildings as one of the greatest culprits of pollution because they emit 50 per cent of the entire greenhouse gases and consume as much as 50 per cent of the energy. The United States alone contributes up to one-fourth of the planet’s emissions.